Wood Carving Tools & Techniques for Beginners

Wood Carving Tools & Techniques for Beginners

Bill Anderson explains how to buy and use wood carving gouges & mallets to get started in carving furniture in traditional woodworking. Here are links to tools shown in this video:

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* Carver’s Mallet: https://amzn.to/2qbCxCW
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50 Comments

  1. I L on April 14, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Useful information.



  2. tkjazzer on April 14, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Relief set or round set?



  3. John Sanchez on April 14, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you for the great video. I can’t help but mention how much you sound like Christopher Walken though. I closed my eyes in parts and could swear it was the actor himself discussing carving. Very cool!



  4. doron le on April 14, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    אני



  5. Grassy Knoll on April 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    this is for beginners? i don’t know what most of the terms he is using means…



  6. Gamergirl78 on April 14, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    such a god help ty x



  7. George B on April 14, 2022 at 5:59 pm

    There is so much contradictory information about carving, especially on bevel shaping. This video suggests a slightly curved profile; Mary May says this is a no-no – the profile should be completely flat, a concave or convex grind won’t carve well ; others say that a hollow grind is correct. What’s a beginner to do… 🤷‍♂️🤦?



  8. Anthony Linares on April 14, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    I never really tried wood carving before, but, I’m trying to carve the marshmello’s helmet face on wood.



  9. Omar Hanafi on April 14, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    Thanks



  10. Stuart Osborne on April 14, 2022 at 6:03 pm

    Great video, thankyou for sharing.



  11. Frida Athaboe on April 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks. What kind of wood is good to carved?



  12. Richard on April 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    I use home-made chisels. Can be done for little money. But I also have Pfeil. These are very good chisels.



  13. Adam on April 14, 2022 at 6:04 pm

    Gained a brain cell



  14. CARLINHOS ARTE RÚSTICA on April 14, 2022 at 6:05 pm

    Parabéns mestre!!!!seu trabalho é espetacular 💯💯💯👍



  15. Connie W on April 14, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    Awesome! Thanks!



  16. Earth AngeL on April 14, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Thank you for this! I learned so much in just the first few minutes… Answered a lot of my questions I had



  17. Rob M on April 14, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    This was a great video thanks! I’m coming home from deployment soon and my son says that he’s interested in wood carving. That means I better get interested too!



  18. longhairfen on April 14, 2022 at 6:09 pm

    Master Geppetto in real life.



  19. Chet Dunham on April 14, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    Great. Thanks.



  20. Mass Freedom on April 14, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    Lame. I’ve never seen a video of woodcarving hand tools, ever used for wood carving. You scraped a board.



  21. Corey Lahey on April 14, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    7:20 dont do that with your chisels. it will harm the edges. handle them with care and make sure the knives are facing opposite directions (i!i!i!)



  22. Omar Hanafi on April 14, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    thank you I want to start this carpentry job I want to know the price of these scissors thank you.



  23. Blue Toppy on April 14, 2022 at 6:16 pm

    I’m in the process of learning wood carving in order to make my fictional book as realistic as possible. Thanks.



  24. CommonWeirdo on April 14, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    I got a set of chisels as a present some time ago and i didn’t really know how to use them. This was very informative. Thank you



  25. رشيد rachid بن اسعيد bensaid on April 14, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    تحياتي لك من تطوان المغرب



  26. sajad wood work on April 14, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Good work sir



  27. Kay Sharp on April 14, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    By the time it got to 7.40 I was so desperate to see those tools in action. I wasn’t disappointed



  28. Jeffroid TV on April 14, 2022 at 6:27 pm

    Great Job! Thank U!!!



  29. Manang Mary's Channel on April 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    Very great talent for carving continues this good work sir God bless you more 🙏



  30. Mark Grady on April 14, 2022 at 6:31 pm

    Why are they so expensive though



  31. Says who? on April 14, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    -Kids in the back of the class



  32. Peter on April 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    What chisel are good for making gun stock.



  33. Carl Conway on April 14, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Interesting and useful advice for a beginner in woodcarving.Thanks



  34. Doyle Metzinger on April 14, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    If you like woodworking, just look for Woodglut plans.



  35. Bradley Roon on April 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    What do you think of the Flexcut brand?



  36. jamierodg1 on April 14, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    One of the best teachers I have ever known and a true gentleman to boot.



  37. Sophia on April 14, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I feel like an elf learning from Santa how to make toys 🎅💕



  38. OrangeeTang on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thanks for that video, its definitely lifted some fog regarding woodworking.



  39. Peter Cohen on April 14, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    What about a rotary tool?



  40. lepro on April 14, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    Fantastic vid little things in your technique while using the mallet I picked up on helped a ton 😁



  41. Eric DiValerio on April 14, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    A lot of detail and somehow easy to digest! Really good job. Thank you for the video!!



  42. TheCatLadytm on April 14, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    I’m thinking about becoming a guitar luthier since I love playing music and I’m already artistically inclined (i draw, paint, and sculpt with clay) I have a little experience with subtractive mediums (we carved some sort of foam in sculpture class) but I’ve never used wood as a medium before. What is the best wood for a beginner to practice carving and what kind of project should I go for first? Something like a spoon seems like a good start. Are tools like knives also useful for a beginner?
    Thank you for your very informative video!



  43. kyo😺 on April 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    I always wanted to carve my inspired by Bobby dukes art



  44. ALFREDO ROLDAN MUÑOZ on April 14, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Very nice video Bill, thank you.



  45. Loki Midian on April 14, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    Just starting to look into wood carving as a hobby, been a bushcrafter for years now and wanting to take things up a notch, watched hours of videos and was kinda lost on how to find the right tools for the job. Fantastic video and extremely informative, just gotta get the funds togeather for the right gear. Thankyou for the amazing video!



  46. CRI on April 14, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Thank you!



  47. curiousgeorge555 on April 14, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    good stuff



  48. Alma Rico on April 14, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Thank you l but it and l want to learn l to used and you do nice work.🇺🇸🇨🇱



  49. Turtle Cannon on April 14, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    I learned few tip on how start craving process. Thx U



  50. JJ W on April 14, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    You’re so cute but I have no idea what you’re saying